Lobbyist Training Covers Myriad Of Tips To Inspire Change

By Ruth Caruthers

The room buzzed with excitement as a meeting on Lobbyist training began Tuesday, January 23.

Sponsord by a dozen organizations, the training provided information and resources on how to speak with elected officials about progressive issues in the community.

Read more in the Friday, January 26, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Human Trafficking Awareness Is Brought To Monroe County

By Theresa Flerx

In bringing Human Trafficking Awareness to Monroe County, the Family Refuge Center, Department of Health and Human Resources, and county prosecutor informed the public that this "ugly" situation isn't just happening in foreign countries and large cities -- "It's here."

"It [happens] everywhere, all over the world, country, and even in tiny areas like ours," said Julia McCoy, victim advocate for FRC's Monroe County Outreach, before he screening of "Nefarious: Merchants of Souls" at the library in Union on Tuesday, January 23.

Read more in the Friday, January 26, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Second Homicide Victim's Name Announced In Press Conference, Suspect In Custody

By Robert Bordelon

Calling for a late morning press conference Wednesday, January 24, Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan and Prosecuting Attorney Patrick Via sat down to update the public on the murder of Shaela Lynn (McCoy) Abren, 32, and announce the name of a second victim, Chastity Faye Hamm, 24.

The murders are believed to be related and a suspect has been in custody "for a few days" in an undisclosed facility on an unrelated charge.

Read more in the Thursday, January 25, of The West Virginia Daily News.

Huntington Documentary, Heroin(e), Earns Nomination For An Oscar In Short Subject

By Ruth Caruthers

Heroin(e), a Netflix documentary that follows the lives of three women from Huntington as they fight the drug crisis in their community, has been nominated for an Oscasr in the Documentary (short subject) category. 

Heroin(e) outlines the struggles and milestones of fire chief, Jan Rader: Drug court judge, Patricia Keller: the head of an outreach ministry, Necia Freeman as they try to break the vicious cycle of drug overdoses in Huntington.

Read more in the Thursday, January 25, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Homeless Inc. Provides Options For Families, Individuals In Need Of Shelter

By Ruth Caruthers

Without a homeless shelter in Greenbrier County, many may wonder what the options are. Thankfully Homeless Inc. offers resources and support for those who may find themselves without shelter.

Homeless Inc. is a registered nonprofit organization that has been in operation since 2011 and was granted 501 status in April of 2012.

Read more in the Wednesday, January 24, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

PPD Of WV One Addresses Residents' Questions, Concerns About Proposed Sam Black Biomass Plant

By Robert Bordelon

Jason Perry, a representative of PPD of WV One, spoke to the Greenbrier County Commission and the public about the proposed biomass plant in Sam Black on Tuesday, January 24.

Perry explained that he is a native of Athens and this influenced his decision to locate within West Virginia, with the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation introducing them to sites throughout the county.

Read more in the Wednesday, January 24, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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